Broken Bow cost of living index

In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used. Each cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. If the amount is below 100, it is lower than the national average. If the amount is above 100, it is higher than the national average.
IndexBroken BowNebraskaNational
Cost of living index8290100
IndexBroken BowNebraskaNational
Goods & Services index9195100
Groceries index104100100
Health care index99101100
Housing index5175100
Transportation index10098100
Utilities index9591100

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  • The cost of living in Broken Bow is 9% lower than the Nebraska average.
  • The cost of living in Broken Bow is 18% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Broken Bow is 49% lower than the national average.
  • Nebraska general sales tax is 8% higher than the national average.
  • Nebraska state income tax is 11% higher than the national average.

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Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$43,448$3,621$1,014$1,304
Renters$30,278$2,523$706$908

Nebraska Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Nebraska5.5%7.5%

Nebraska Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Nebraska2.46%6.84%

Goods & Services

ItemBroken BowNational avg.Difference
Haircut $10.67$14.5926.9%
Beauty Salon $17.67$34.6849.0%
Toothpaste $2.62$2.475.9%
Shampoo $1.03$1.020.8%
Movie $8.50$9.8713.9%
Bowling $2.99$4.3931.9%

Groceries

ItemBroken BowNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.55$4.481.6%
Fried Chicken $1.99$1.4635.9%
Milk $2.34$2.360.7%
Potatoes $2.92$3.064.6%
Pizza $8.99$9.242.7%
Beer $7.85$8.639.1%

Health Care

ItemBroken BowNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $90.33$99.789.5%
Doctor $102.00$105.032.9%
Dentist $85.00$88.704.2%
Ibuprofen $9.72$9.413.3%
Lipitor $317.32$298.506.3%

Housing

ItemBroken BowNational avg.Difference
Home Price $77,800.00$175,700.0055.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,112.59$1,081.032.9%
Apartment Rent $601.00$920.0034.7%

Transportation

ItemBroken BowNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.12$2.091.6%
Tire Balancing $43.32$45.294.3%

Utilities

ItemBroken BowNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$104.21$170.8039.0%
Phone $39.95$28.2641.4%
Although the cost of living data is updated regularly, this cost of living information is to be used as estimates only as prices can change on an ongoing basis.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Anselmo, NE14774-26%
Berwyn, NE11374-26%
Ansley, NE39876-24%
Merna, NE37480-20%
Callaway, NE68282-18%
Broken Bow, NE3,52582-18%

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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Ridgecrest, FL3,52694-6%
New Hope, MS3,52489-11%
Wills Point, TX3,52791-9%
Gramercy, LA3,52390-10%
Bethel, WA3,52311818%
Broken Bow, NE3,52582-18%
Source: The Broken Bow, NE cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.